Obama MidEast Diplomacy Derailed by his Propaganda War, Gareth Porter in Washington, D.C., and Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan
Talk Nation Radio for March 24, 2010
Is Obama policy in the MidEAst Floundering because a Propaganda War is Derailing Diplomatic Opportunities?
Journalist Gareth Porter joins us to discuss U.S. policy on Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. He is an expert on history, diplomacy, and U.S. National Security Policy, and has been studying missed opportunities for peace and diplomacy.
And journalist Muhammad Khurshid in Pakistan discusses civilian casualties, and how the Pakistani government is playing a double game. See OPED News. March 17, 2010.
Produced by Dori Smith, Storrs, Connecticut
Syndicated with Pacifica Network, download at Pacifica Audioport or at Archive.org and Radio4all.net
See his story in OPED News March 17, 2010, Who Killed Me and Why?
Dr. Gareth Porter writes regularly on U.S. diplomatic policy toward Iraq and Iran for Inter Press Service. Porter served as Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International in Saigon, South Vietnam in 1970-71 and also filed regular stories as special correspondent for Dagens Hyheter. His stories were published in a number of major U.S. and European newspapers, including The Washington Post. After receiving his MA in International Politics from the University of Chicago, he received his Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University. In 1974-75, Dr. Porter was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington. Porter. After receiving his Ph.D, Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York in 1982-83 and American University from 1985 to 1990. He was also the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He is also the author of a detailed proposal for a negotiated peace in Iraq in the fall 2005 issue of Middle East Policy.